March 16, 2003


Looks like theback of the pack has broken up.

The Red Lantern candidate now looks to be Ellen Halverson.

She had been traveling with Adam Scott Gibler and Russell Bybee, but Gibler scratched and Bybee went ahead.

There are only six mushers left on the course, all of whom are rookies. Halverson is in Unalakleet, about 260 miles from Nome.

My guess is that with 11 dogs, she could make it to the end by, say, Wednesday.

Which is an eternity in Iditarod years. She's going on the two-week point in the race.

This is the hell portion of the trip. Once you get near two weeks on the trail, every hour feels like a month.

Posted by Jeff at March 16, 2003 11:46 PM | TrackBack